Friday, September 28, 2007

Bush on global warming

According to the WaPo, Bush spoke at a Washington conference of major economic powers today about global warming.

Bush Seeks New Image on Global Warming
President Bush assured the rest of the world today that he takes climate change seriously and vowed that the United States "will do its part" in crafting "a new international approach" to reduce the greenhouse gases that are warming the planet.[...]

[...] Bush said "the moment is now" to find a broad consensus on how to confront the challenge of climate change. "I want to get the job done," he told hundreds of envoys, lobbyists and activists. "We have identified a problem; let's go solve it together."
Bush didn't propose any new initiatives and the speech disappointed critics who had hoped he would offer more tangible solutions. The most acerbic criticism came from a Democrat:
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of a House global warming committee, said Bush's only commitment to the environment is to "recycling rhetoric." Markey, who attended the speech, added: "For these countries meeting with the president, this must have felt like attending a prayer session led by an atheist."
Ouch! Markey was a little harsh. Was it justified? Here's video from the conference, you be the judge.

Have a nice weekend!


Anonymous said...

Now a day global warming controversy is very hype. NASA sciencetists completely work on global warming research. According the sciencetists after 30 year earth is completely effected by global warming.

abi said...

Damn, that had me laughing so hard I scared my cat. That kid was great. Thanks for posting it.

Larry said...

If Bush only looked as smart as the cat.

Kathy said...

Abi, you're welcome. I had the same reaction!

Larry, if only...